HTC Scorpion To Sting Market With 1.5GHz Processor and WiMax?


scorpion-droidThe folks over at AndroidSpin got an anonymous tip – which we should always be cautious about – regarding an upcoming device called the HTC Scorpion. If the rumor is true, it’ll have a 1.5GHz processor, run Android 2.2 (Froyo) and perhaps have WiMax connectivity which would mean its Sprint bound. Here are the lines of a build file that this rumor stems from:

  1. # begin build properties
  2. # autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
  3. ro.build.id=FRE65C
  4. ro.build.display.id=htc_scorpion-userdebug 2.2 FRE65C eng.xxxxx.20100206 test-keys
  5. ro.build.version.incremental=26741
  6. ro.build.version.sdk=8
  7. ro.build.version.codename=REL
  8. ro.build.version.release=2.2
  9. ro.build.date=Sat Feb 6 13:42:06 CST 2010
  10. ro.build.date.utc=1264645720
  11. ro.build.type=userdebug
  12. ro.build.user=u40000
  13. ro.build.host=builder00101
  14. ro.build.tags=test-keys
  15. ro.product.model=HTC Olympian
  16. ro.product.brand=generic
  17. ro.product.name=htc_scorpion
  18. ro.product.device=scorpion
  19. ro.product.board=cortex1.5ghz
  20. ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-va8c
  21. ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
  22. ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
  23. ro.product.locale.language=mdpi
  24. ro.product.locale.region=
  25. ro.board.platform=qsd8672
  26. # ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
  27. ro.build.product=scorpion
  28. # Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
  29. ro.build.description= CL2***** test-keys
  30. ro.build.changelist=2*****
  31. ro.build.modelid=DF4732***
  32. ro.build.fingerprint=generic/htc_scorpion/scorpion/scorpion:2.2/FRE65C/26741:userdebug/test-keys
  33. keyguard.no_require_sim=1
  34. # end build properties
  35. #
  36. # system.prop for scorpion
  37. #
  38. ro.sf.lcd_density=240
  39. #
  40. ro.home.ui.defualt.=0
  41. ro.home.ui.media.scorpion.=1
  42. ro.home.ui.sense.=0
  43. ro.home.ui.define.=0
  44. #
  45. #
  46. rild.libpath=/system/lib/libhtc_ril.so
  47. wimax.interface = tiwlan0
  48. # Time between scans in seconds. Keep it high to minimize battery drain.
  49. # This only affects the case in which there are remembered access points,
  50. # but none are in range.

# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.display.id=htc_scorpion-userdebug 2.2 FRE65C eng.xxxxx.20100206 test-keys
ro.build.date=Sat Feb 6 13:42:06 CST 2010
ro.product.model=HTC Olympian
# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
ro.build.description= CL2***** test-keys
# end build properties
# system.prop for scorpion



wimax.interface = tiwlan0
# Time between scans in seconds. Keep it high to minimize battery drain.
# This only affects the case in which there are remembered access points,
# but none are in range

If anyone has ANY information on the HTC Scorpion… or evidence that it does or doesn’t exist… SEND IT TO US! And as always, chime in on the comments with your opinions as the mobile phone spec war is about to start an arms race.

Rob Jackson
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  1. nice, but i am pretty sure that bad boy will most likely be underclocked, it’s a dual core proc and will run crazy fast even at lower frequencies

    could this be related AT ALL to the supersonic?

    and there is a wimax carrier in russia just FYI so wimax doesnt lock it to sprint

  2. I am waiting for the Supersonic to hit Sprint but now I have to wait for this? Ugh. I’ll never buy a new phone if this keeps up!!!!!

  3. Wow kinda puts my nexus one to shame :(….is the nexus gonna be outta date when this phone comes out???

  4. I’m pretty sure they wont use this in a phone. Why would you need a dual core in a phone? The 1ghz in my N1 with 512mb RAM is already about as fast as it gets. I have yet to see a split second of lag or slowness [had it for a month]. Everything is opened immediately, no waiting. At adobe.com they showed the video of flash playing on the N1 flawlessly. At this point I think they have pretty much reached their maximum needed speeds for a phone. I think they are going to focus this processor in tablets. Putting it in a phone is a bit overkill if you ask me.

  5. i highly doubt that this is a phone, more likely a netbook, can you imagine what kind of battery would you need for such processor !!!

  6. I wouldn’t be suprised to see a dual core in this phone. After all, its rumored that the new Iphone will also boast a dual core. If that’s the case, I’m sure there will be a few Android phones come out this year boasting dual cores. And unless someone finally sorts out a proper battery for these superphones, we ll be lucky to get an hour of talk time!

  7. Welcome to technology. My Droid is outdated and your Nexus Ones will be outdated in another three months as well. Why can’t dual core processor be in a cell phone?

    Get a piece of tech because you like it, not because you want the latest thing out. You’ll go broke otherwise.

  8. @Jeff, sorry buddy. I got this phone because I wanted something that I wouldn’t have to wait on. [had a G1 and a MyTouch] If you’re happy with your Droid what does it matter if something else is out that’s better? If anything beats the N1 then I really couldn’t care any less. I got everything I wanted in a phone. Sleek design, 3.7″ AMOLED screen [beautiful colors btw], The newest Android build with MultiTouch OTA update, flash coming soon, 512mb RAM, 1ghz processor. I wont need anything more for a long time.

    Also I’m putting my bets on this being fake. Go read information on the Snapdragon.

    “The Snapdragon application processor core is called Scorpion and is similar to the ARM Cortex-A8 core…”

    Seems like somebody made it up and used a name that’s already being used.

    Oh and I gotta add that I have over 300mb of RAM available to me to use [stock is below 150mb] thanks to Cyanogen. I have more RAM available for use than the Driod and iPhone have all together. Win for me. I need that room for my Apps to hold their place and they do. Once I load an app once, I don’t have to load it again because it stays in the RAM until space is needed [which is never].

  9. Sprint I hope…this thing sounds AWESOME!

  10. i saw htc olympian somewhere in the code thing

  11. I upgrade once a year so I pick my phone during the holiday rush fresh new model to ride with me for the rest of the year! This year I chose the (THC)Hero lol… I love Sense UI best UI in any smart phone(Eris love) When I look at new phones coming up my Hero is highly compatible and better then some more powerful phones out and it only has 1.5 so when I look at sites like this I look my next phone Nov-Dec. and I want the next best thing for next year. We havent even built Android games that can use the full potential of 600mhz come on now! Iphone games far outrock and it is less powerful. I will not chase after manufacturer after manufacturer trying to stay current no way, I dont have time for that! Now Dual Core 1.5GHZ sounds ridiculous and I want it! afterwards the Nexus 2 4GHZ

  12. hmm give verizon a flagship phone, then tmobile then sprint, then maybe att and back to verizon. Sounds plausible.

  13. This phone sounds disturbingly sickkkkk. I like the name…Scorpion. Wicked sick. It should also have a retractable serrated blade in case you need to “handle your biz/shiz” in tough situations.

  14. GET OVER HERE…!!!!!

  15. This won’t be a phone, If it is ill eat my hat :).
    It most likely will be some sort of tablet/MID device. With a 1.5GHz CPU it would munch through a phone battery so again , a tablet with a bigger capacity battery seems most likely.

  16. Common misconception that dual core processer drains battery, battery life is actually optimized by the software. Next Gen IPhone to have dual processer too.

  17. I sure hope this hits Sprint ASAP! Their 3G works great in my area.

    I gotta get rid of the N1 with no DATA service.

    N1+TMO is the worst experience ever.

  18. Could be the QSD8672 chipsets

    I pray for a QSD8672 chipsets, with a physical keyboard, 4″ screen, 8mp> camera with a flash, phone available on t-mobile.

  19. Don’t overthink the clock speed.. there’s every possibility, with good power management, that a dual core ARM doing 1.5GHz is nearly as power efficient as the single core at lower speeds. Maybe even more, if there’s a die-shrink in there as well. Most modern CPUs can scale down CPU clocks as the load is reduced.

    Far as Apple goes, there’s a really, really strong chance that the next iPhone has the same “Apple A4” processor as the recently introduced iPad. So far, no indication that’s dual-core. And really, what’s an iPhone going to do with dual core anyway?

    But on the other hand.. yeah, ARM-based tablets need A9s and more than 1GHz, if they intend to compare well to Atom-based PC tablets. Even if good A9s are faster per clock than the recent Atom CPUs, there are issues. For one… Atoms already generally run at 1.6GHz or better; ARM needs at least 40nm for 2GHz… most of the current ARM designs are 65nm, a few in the 40-45nm range.

    The A9 is probably faster per clock than the Atom, but they use different optimizations. The A9 uses out-of-order execution to ideally make your single task thread faster, allowing non-blocking instructions to better fit in the gaps left by blocking instructions. The Atom uses hyperthreading (eg, two task threads supported at once on the same CPU) to achive the same end result in a different way. ARM’s approach works on single-threaded code; Intel’s requires multithreaded code, but is probably a relative win, when you’re running such code.

  20. @Brett.

    I wasn’t referring to you.

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